Global Perspectives A Handbook for Understanding Global Issues

ISBN-10: 0136037720
ISBN-13: 9780136037729
Edition: 3rd 2009
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List price: $66.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall Higher Education
Publication date: 1/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This book provides a multidisciplinary vocabulary for explaining general issues and trends facing the contemporary world involving cultural diversity, economic development, the natural environment, and international peace and violence. It affords equal time to the analysis of global issues using alternative perspectives.Eight major case studiesone for each of the central issues exploredencourage the application of concepts and perspectives presented in the narrative. These perspectives include Ethnicity and Global Diversity, Economic Development, Human Ecological Sustainability, World Ecology, and Peace and War.For individuals interested in an introduction to world issuesas they relate to anthropology, sociology, history, and political science.

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Preface
Introduction to the Modern World
Perceptions of the World
The Physical World
The Political World
The Ethnic World
Emergence of the Modern World
The World in 1350
Early European Expansion: 1400s to Early 1600s
Later European Expansion: 1600s to Early 1900s
Definition of the Modern State
Territory
Government
A Loyal Population
Recognition of Other States
Trends in the Post-World War II World
U.S. Leadership
The Soviet Challenge
The End of Colonialism
Increasing Interconnections
Globalization
Exponential Increases in International Economic Transactions
Integration of International/Global Economic Decision Making
Strengthened Political International Governmental Organizations
Increases in International Nongovernmental Contacts and Communication
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Ethnicity and Global Diversity
Culture: The Definition of Humanity
Culture Change
Culture and Economic Adaptations
Cultures, Subcultures, and Other Cultural Classifications
Ethnic Groups
Indigenous Peoples
Immigration
Races
Sex
Gender
Religions
Civilizations
Classes
Reactions to Diversity
Ethocentrism
Cultural Relativity
Racism and Sexism
Case Study: Female Genital Surgery
Ethnocentrism
Gender/Sex
Summary
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Perspectives on Ethnicity and Global Diversity
Global Primacy
Assimilation
Acculturation
Syncretism
State Primacy
Patriotism
Subjugation
Paternalism
Critiques from the Global Primacy Perspective
Cultural Primacy
Tolerance
Diversity Within States
Diversity Between States
Critiques from the Global Primacy and State Primary Perspectives
Synthesis
Case Study: Nunavut: A New Territory for an Indigenous Nation
Foraging Cultures
Changes
Inuit Nationalism
The Territory of Nunavut
Analysis
Perspectives Applied to Nunavut
A View from the Global Primacy Perspective
A View from the State Primacy Perspective
A View from the Cultural Primacy Perspective
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Economic Development and Structural Poverty
Defining the Issue
Underdevelopment: A Vicious Cycle
Dual Economy
Low Productivity
Insufficient Capital
Lack of Human Services
The Colonial Legacy
Outside Interventions
Trade
Aid
Private Investment
Technical Assistance
Contributing Factors
Insufficient Natural Resources
Explosive Population Growth
Lack of Social Cohesion
Corruption
Case Study: Namibia as a Developing Country
Political and Social Factors
Interrelated, Structural Economic Factors
External Sources of Capital
Summary
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Perspectives on Economic Development
Liberal Economics
Comparative Advantage
Policies Needed
Dependency
Structural Inequality-Neocolonialism
Government Intervention
International Economic System
Critique from the Liberal Economics Perspective
Participatory Development
Local Decision Making
Available Technology
Environmental Compatibility
Critiques from the Liberal Economics and Dependency Perspectives
Case Study: From Peasants to Farmers-Development in the Peruvian Highlands
A Tale of Two Irrigation Channels
Local Initiative
Summary
The Three Economic Perspectives Applied to the Case Study
A View from the Liberal Economics Perspective
A View from the Dependency Perspective
A View from the Participatory Development Perspective
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Health of the Planet: Health of the People
Ecosystems: The Nature of Environment
Interrelationship of Environmental Systems
Humans and the Environment
Foraging
Pastoralism
Farming
Industrialism
Threats to Critical Resources
Air
Water
Land
Plants and Animals
Resources in Balance
Human Health
Diseases
Healthcare
Malnutrition
Case Study: Brazil and the Tropical Rain Forest
Amazonian Environment
Economic Uses of the Amazon
Indigenous Peoples
Analysis
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Perspectives on Global Health
High-Technology Perspective
Shared-Technology Perspective
Critique from the High-Technology Perspective
Appropriate-Technology Perspective
Critiques from the High-Technology and Shared-Technology Perspectives
Case Study: New Epidemics
Perils of a Global Ecosystem
Humans and Animals in the New Ecosystem
Bioterrorism: Poisoning the Ecosystem
Perspectives on the New Epidemics
A View from the High-Technology Perspective
A View from the Shared-Technology Perspective
A View from the Appropriate-Technology Perspective
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Peace and War
Anarchic Nature of the International System
Sovereignty
International Anarchy
Power
Interconnected Nature of the International System
Model of Peace and War
War Strategies
Balance-of-Power Strategies
International-Rule-of-Law Strategies
Case Study: Gulf Wars I and II
Macro Factors Causing the Wars
Micro Analysis
Legacy
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Perspectives on Peace and War
State Sovereignty
Deterrence and Military Power Paradoxes
World Order
One World
Functional Interdependence
U.S. Leadership
World Government
Critique from the State-Sovereignty Perspective
Ethnic Autonomy
Critiques from the State-Sovereignty and World-Order Perspectives
Case Study: The War in Bosnia-Three Peoples in Search of a State
A Tangle of Participants
The Dayton Accord
Analysis
Peace and War Perspectives Applied to the War in Bosnia
A View from the State Sovereignty Perspective
A View from the World Order Perspective
A View from the Ethnic Autonomy Perspective
Terms and Concepts
Discussion Questions
Research Projects
Internet Resources
Glossary
References Cited
Index

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